Welcome International Students!

A Number One Renowned Animation College in East Africa

Shang Tao welcomes all International Students. We are a  well recognized institution by the employers in the Creative Media Industry as a Centre offering International Qualifications (Higher National Diploma). We are not only the pioneer institution in this discipline but also rated as the best college offering the craft of animation in and beyond East Africa.

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​The following are requirements needed while applying for a study visa

  • Copy of valid national passport (bio-data page)
  • Current immigration status of the student/ intern / researcher (if in the country)
  • Current four (4) passport size colored photos (2 for immigration and 2 for the college)
  • Copies of academic certificates

Please note: Documents in foreign languages should be translated into English by either the Embassy, Public Notary, or authorized /recognized institution

  • Commitment letter from parent/legal guardian/sponsor addressed to the Director of Immigration Services, P.O Box 30191-00100 Nairobi.
  • National passport copy of the sponsor
  • Proof of funds (for self-sponsored students)
  • Consent letter from the parents (for minors)
  • Copy of parent’s national transport (for minors)
  • Copy of birth certificate (for minors)
  • Clearance letter from the Department of Refugee Affairs (for refugees)
  • Certified copies of progress report/transcripts obtained(by the issuing institution) –for renewal cases
  • Copy of student’s pass previously held -for renewal cases
  • Police Clearance Certificate from the country of origin or if a resident, from the Kenya Police Service

Note: In addition to the above, Nigerian Nationals must provide an original National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Clearance Certificate

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Whatever your budget or need or choice, we have accommodation for you while studying at Shang Tao. We are dedicated to ensuring our students get quality standard accommodation until you complete your course.

We work closely with several hostels near the school that we recommend our students to due to their affordable rates; these are a walking distance from our school. They [hostels] are located in safe and friendly environments with a homely atmosphere.

For details about the hostels kindly contact us at (+254) 722 624 354 or WhatsApp (+254) 719 766 561 or send an email to info@shangtao.ac.ke and you will be assisted.


About Us

We are located at HAZINA TOWERS, in a quiet environment within the Nairobi Central District occupying the entire 15th floor (main office), mezzanine floor, 1st floor, and 16th floor.
You can access the college from Uhuru highway or through the University Way Adjacent to Anniversary Towers.


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